Whale Hello – Product Mash Up

Today, I’m sharing a CAS friendship card featuring a combination of products! Here in the Pacific Northwest we’re saying “Hello” to the whales returning to the area (we take whales very seriously in these parts!).

Whale Hello

I stamped the background with one of the stamps in the Wonky Backdrops set with several inks in my collection (I didn’t mind if the colors were mixed a bit). I colored the stamped whales from the Avery Elle Whale Hello set with both Copic markers and colored pencils and cut them with their coordinating die set. I used the largest die in the Lawn Cuts Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables set to cut out the background. The HELLO is a wooden stamp in my collection which I used for a heat-embossed sentiment cut with the smallest banner in the Lawn Cuts Extra Sentiment Banners set.

Whale Hello

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Taylored Expressions Quilt-Inspired Friendship Card

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a quilt-inspired friendship card created with Taylored Expressions supplies. I don’t quilt, but I do own fabric and quilt pattern books (maybe one day!). I also have quilts created by my grandmothers and an aunt which I use on a daily basis.

Taylored Expressions Quilt Inspired

I used the Quilted Cutting Plate to create the background. I cut from Sugar Cube cardstock first and then laid in the pieces cut from the patterned paper and the solid colors. The pieces were taped into the frame from the back. I added a sentiment from the A Thousand Stitches set and embellishments created with Little Bits – Needle & Thread and Little Bits – Buttons.

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Penny Black Simplicity: Die-Cut Blooms

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a CAS card featuring Penny Black products from the BLISS 2017 release.

Penny Black Simplicity Floral

The 51-330 Beautiful Blossom set includes dies for the overlay and the blossom underneath, making it easy to create the blossoms! I colored white cardstock with Distress Inks – Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral and Ripe Persimmon – for the blossoms. I cut the overlays from white cardstock. I assembled the flowers only at their center part so that I could add dimension by pulling the overlay up away from the blossom underneath. I cut the greenery with the 51-308 Bold Branch die from white cardstock which had been colored with Mowed Lawn and Shabby Shutters Distress Inks. Using a Clarity brush, I added Tumbled Glass to the card background before stamping a sentiment from the 30-418 Stitched Flowers stamp set.

Penny Black Simplicity Floral

Penny Black Simplicity – Colorful CAS Die-cut Fish

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a card featuring Penny Black products from the BLISS 2017 release. Using one of the dies in the 51-314 Fancy Fish set, I cut two fish (reversing the cardstock for the second fish). I colored the fish with a variety of Distress Inks. I backed the die cuts with solid white cardstock and used Nuvo drops for the eyes.

Penny Black Simplicity Bliss Release

I placed the fish on a card background colored with Distress Ink using a Clarity stencil brush. I used a sentiment from 30-419 Happy Wishes and clear droplets to finish this CAS card.

Penny Black Simplicity Bliss Release

Taylored Expressions Easter Treat Packaging

Hello! Today, I’m sharing an Easter Treat packaging idea created with Taylored Expressions stamps and dies.

I used the recently released Matchbox to create a box for an Easter chocolate. I decorated the outside of the box with a Copic-colored bunny from the Peek-a-Boo Easter stamp set. I dry-embossed the box with the Swiss Hearts embossing folder.

For the inside of the box, I stamped the sentiment on cardstock, which I cut with one of the dies in the Matchbox set.
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Only Hearts Can Build A Home

Hello! Today, I’m sharing a card created with Taylored Expressions dies and stamps.

TE Home Sweet Home

Last week, I shared a 3-D house created with the Home Sweet Home set. I used the same die to create a house die-cut, simply by trimming off the tabs from the die-cut shape (to build the 3-D house, you cut the shape twice and add a roof). I used the Home Sweet Home Accessories to add the trim, flower boxes and foliage.

I stamped one part of the sentiment from There’s No Place Like Home on the front and the other half inside the card!

I was recently on the Taylored Expressions blog with an ombré ink technique card – I hope you’ll head on over and take a look!

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Dream Big – Penny Black Simplicity

Today, I’m sharing a watercolored card created with Penny Black supplies.

I watercolored the 40-445 Flower Box image, which I stamped with VersaFine ink on watercolor paper, with Zig Clear Color Real Brush markers, watercolor pencils and watercolors.  Once dry, I trimmed the panel down and added it to a custom-sized card base.

I die cut the 51-340 Dream Big sentiment twice (for added depth) and added it to the image over a vellum circle.

Taylored Expressions March 2017 Release

Hello! Welcome to the Taylored Expressions March 2017 Release! All of the products that we have been sharing this week on projects are now available in the TE store!

Before you head off to shop, I’ve got two more projects to share! My first card showcases the new Sitting Pretty set.

TE March 2017 Release

The Mini Caps Alpha & #’s fit perfectly inside this set’s frames. I created a birthday card with the set, using the age of “29” since that’s an age many people say they are (after passing that age!).

TE March 2017 Release
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My final card combines Little Bits – House with a sentiment from There’s No Place Like Home for a CAS card which could be used for a number of occasions.

TE March 2017 Release

When I stamped “HOME” I masked the “O” with a sticky note. I used a card base dry-embossed with the Subway Tiles embossing folder for texture.TE March 2017 Release
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Thanks so much for stopping by! To see more projects with the new release and new product information, head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!

TE March 2017 Release Sneak Peeks Day Three

Hello! Welcome to Day Three of the Taylored Expressions March Sneak Peeks. Products from this release will be in the store tomorrow – Thursday, March 9 @ 7 AM PST! Today, I’m sharing two fun and unique 3-D projects.

My first project showcases the imaginative Matchbox.

Taylored Expressions March 2017 Release

I used the Matchy Matchy stamp set with coordinating dies to create the box decorations (colored with Copic Markers) for a birthday surprise. There are so many options for these – use simply like a greeting or include a surprise in the box!

Taylored Expressions March 2017 Release
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I crafted my Home Sweet Home in red and accessorized it for spring with the Home Sweet Home Accessories!

I cut the house base (in two sections) and added the windows, window boxes and door before I assembled it 3-D. To add some texture, I dry-embossed the roof with the Subway Tiles embossing folder.


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For a limited time, earn DOUBLE CRAFTY POINTS on our Matchbox Die Set! If you’re not a Crafty Points member, it’s free and easy to join. Just create an account at the TE webstore and you’re automatically enrolled to begin earning crafty points with every purchase. You’ll earn 78 Crafty Points on the purchase of the Matchbox Die Set! Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 9am CST on Thursday, March 9, 2017 and 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, March 12, 2017 and only while supplies last. Crafty Points are only available on purchases made via our retail site.

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

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Thanks for visiting! Head on over to the TE Blog to see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!

Welcome Home – Taylored Expressions March 2017 Release Day Two

Hello! Welcome to Day Two of the Taylored Expressions March Sneak Peeks. This month’s products will be released Thursday, March 9 @ 7 AM PST!

My first card showcases the Little Bits – Cottage die in a CAS Welcome Home card.

TE March 2017 Release

Isn’t this a sweet cottage?! I added die-cut grass and flowers behind the cottage using the Home Sweet Home Accessories set along with the Build a Scene – Farm Fence. To create the background, I applied ink with one of the Clarity Stencil Brushes through a cardstock stencil I created with the Ray of Sunshine Cutting Plate. I added a sentiment from the There’s No Place Like Home set.

TE March 2017 Release

I’m sharing another home-themed card – this one combines a number of products in the March 2017 release with the previously released Eventful – In the Kitchen.

TE March 2017 Release

I imagined a subway-tiled kitchen, created with the Subway Tiles embossing folder. I accessorized with the Sitting Pretty Accessories and Sitting Pretty sets – my imaginary scene makes me want to incorporate more plants into my in real life kitchen. The There’s No Place Like Home sentiment was head embossed on the cardstock cut with the Eventful – In the Kitchen die. I used a Stitched Heart Stacklets to cover up the “O” in “HOME”.

TE March 2017 Release

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win a prize from the latest release!

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Thanks for visiting! Head on over to the TE Blog to see more projects and product information, as well as a complete list of participating designers!